back to its readers with another retro review. Today's hot cake is a family
drama which has two love stories embedded in its deeper roots. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
is a movie that
emits the finesse of the entire cast and crew, and to this day, it is still a story close to
the hearts of the people, thus making this film set many milestone with its legendary
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham,
more fondly known, released
in 2001 under Dharma Productions, with Karan Johar
as the director and
Yash Johar as the producer. Compromising of a stellar star cast that
included of Amitabh Bachchan
, Jaya Bachchan
, Shah Rukh Khan
Devgn, Hrithik Roshan
and Kareena Kapoor
Khan playing in the lead roles.
Mukherjee swept in for a cameo, Farida Jalal
, Simone Singh, Alok Nath
Sachdev and Sushma Seth played other important roles.
revolves around the wealthy yet traditional Yash Raichand (Amitabh
Bachchan) and his family. Yash desires his
eldest son, Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan
), to get married to Naina (Rani
is a friend's daughter. Rahul is already in love with Anjali (Kajol) and
circumstances lead him to get married to her, despite Yash's
disapproval. In a
fit of anger, Yash banishes him from his life, which leaves his wife
Bachchan) heartbroken. When Rohan (Hrithik Roshan
) returns from boarding
learns of how his elder brother left home, he vows to bring back his
smile by reuniting his father and his brother. Rohan goes to London,
Rahul now resides with his family, and stays there as an unknown guest.
On learning of Rahul's real identity, Pooja (Kareena
Kapoor), who is Anjali's younger sister, agrees to help him to get their
family back together. From here on, the story progresses of how a
father, who loves his
son unconditionally, admits being unable to confess the same.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
was hugely appreciated by the public and went on to become one of the year's largest grossing film. It was nominated
for fifteen Filmfare Awards, out of which it won five. It received
eight awards at the IIFA ceremony, and a few more at the Zee Cine Awards,
Screen Awards, etc. Kajol and Jaya Bachchan
won most of them respectively for
Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. Kajol's acting was also immensely appreciated
by the critics and Hrithik Roshan
was highly praised for his work.
Khan (Shah Rukh Khan's real-life son) played the role of the young Rahul Raichand.
was the first Indian movie to shoot a song ("Deewana Hai Dekho") at the Great
Court of the Blenheim Palace, UK.
the flashback set in 1991, Yash Raichand talks to Rohan, who is at
boarding school, through a Nokia 9000 Communicator phone, which was
actually released in 1996.
Raichand sings "Aati Kya Khandala" on his anniversary, again in the flashback
in 1991, whereas Ghulam was released
Pooja leaves for the prom night, she has a red scarf with her dress, but at the
venue, it magically transforms into a red coat. Also, she has two different
sandals, which was a major highlight of the scene. But at the party, she has the perfect , matching footwear.
has a red convertible Lamborghini Countache when he first enters the college. But
when it comes to giving his elder brother a ride, his car changes to a silver Mercedes.
Writer: Pooja B.
Editors: Fariha L. & Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Saraa K.
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